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FREE: 200 Year Old Sourdough Starter

Where but in Doral Woods can you get a deal like this? Several years ago I bought from King Arthur Flour Company a starter package of their famous Sourdough Starter which, as they explain “…descended from a starter that’s been lovingly nurtured since the late 1700s. When you feed it, it quickly becomes your own, adapting itself to your own region and climate…Sourdough starter is a living entity; it needs regular feeding.”

Feeding the (refrigerated) starter means because of the alcohol generated by the yeast I need to toss some of it and add fresh flour and water every week. The problem is, what to do with all that good starter that I’m supposed to toss. Well, I love to make Focaccia and Ciabatta breads with it and sourdough pancakes are to die for.

These are supposed to be sourdough pretzels that I fixed tonight. They taste better than they look. The ex-Food Lion container at the right shows you how much space a supply of starter needs.

But I always have some starter left and if you would like some and are willing to give it the same commitment you would give a prized pet then let me know and you can have some. — Sourdough Bob


Doral Swag Time

It’s that time again. We are looking for help to make the Doral Woods Street sign Christmas swags.

This year the swags will be made Sunday, 1:30 Dec 3 in my garage. If we get 8 people, it will take about 2 hours or less. 3 teams of 2 to make the swags and 2 to put them on the street posts.

Will train. Let me know. Bert Higgins, or 910-420-2664

Irrigation Backflow Issue

I am sending this to post on the Doral Dispatch:

Here is information regarding the Irrigation Backflow memo that most of us received from the County:

We had our irrigation meter turned off some time ago, because we did not intend to use it. When we contacted the County about the requirement to install a backflow device, we were informed that since we have had our irrigation system turned off, we are not required to install the device. The County is going to remove the meter from our system, and it cannot be used. If we decide to use the system in the future, we can have the meter reinstalled with the device.

I understand that installation of the backflow device may cost upwards of $600; if you are not using your irrigation system, you can avoid that expense.

You must contact the County in order to have your meter removed.

Tony Wildt


The Hobsons Return To Doral

According to informed sources, namely Ray Bottoms, one of Doral Woods’ former finest is returning to The Woods.

Most of you will remember David Hobson, who moved to live in his home town of “down around Dunn”, NC, as they say, with his bride Carole several years ago. The Doral Dispatch has now learned that Hobson plans to return to Doral Woods in a few weeks when the purchase of his latest Doral Woods home has closed.

For years Hobson was a member of The Tin Whistles, was the treasurer of the Doral Woods Entrance Committee, hosted an annual Shrimp Boil event at his home, and ran the Pinehurst Foxes Golf Tournament which is one of the oldest golf groups in the area. 

Welcome back Dave!

— Bob Jones, Editor

Front Entrance Changes

It’s finished! The new front entrance is complete subject to some minor irrigation changes. Thanks for everyone’s support. Hope you like it and you feel proud to live here. – Bert

Meet and Greet Seat

I wasn’t expecting this so soon, but our “Meet and Greet Seat” arrived today. It’s a park bench located near the halfway house. Use it to rest, read, chat, whatever. It’s a pilot program forneighborhoods from the Village and I volunteered us to be first. Let me know about the location. We also considered the area at the end of Rockland and Doral Dr. It can be moved, if we want. Please tell everyone about it and use it often. — Bert Higgins

Proposal for Doral Entrance Changes

The Doral Woods annual donation letter will begin to go out today. We are proposing making some dramatic changes to make the entrance more beautiful, year-round. I have attached what it will look like, if we get your support as described. If you have questions/comments, please direct them to Bert Higgins, 420-2664. Thanks for your consideration.

Doral Woods Entrance Improvements